MAP architects have been creating Manual of Architectural Possibilities since 2009. The publication aims to merge the fields of science and research on one hand, and architectural design on the other. It aims to exemplify this approach via it’s format. MAP presents itself as a folded A1, with only two pages. Research and data on one page, and architectural projects on the other.
Each issue deals with a single subject, sometimes abstract, sometimes concrete, which is placed under scrutiny through the collection of data and research from multiple perspectives. The architectural projects are a direct response to the research, sometimes pragmatic, sometimes critical or even ironic. No design is undertaken until the research phase is complete, which lasts about 3 months.
MAP aims to exercise architecture in the realm of speculation, through the boundaries and directions set by research and investigations, carried out into a series of fields and themes with direct spatial implications.
“In such a moment as this, we can hardly leave our heads buried either in the sand or in our own armpits much longer. Not only are territory, food, air-time, building products, parking spaces or polar bears becoming scarce – but scarcer still is that old-school commodity: IDEAS”…..
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